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Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Stunning Oscar Wilde quotes to give you a life impulse!

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and author of short stories.

Take a look over the next great Oscar Wilde quotes:

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”

-Oscar Wilde

“All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”

-Oscar Wilde

“All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.”

-Oscar Wilde quotes

“All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling. To be natural is to be obvious, and to be obvious is to be inartistic.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing. “

-Oscar Wilde

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A true friend stabs you in the front.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.”

-Oscar Wilde

“An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.”

-Oscar Wilde

“A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it… I can resist everything but temptation.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.”

-Oscar Wilde

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.”

-Oscar Wilde

“I see when men love women. They give them but a little of their lives. But women when they love give everything.”

-Oscar Wilde

“I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.”

-Oscar Wilde

“I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it’s dead for you.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The man who can dominate a London dinner-table can dominate the world.”

-Oscar Wilde

“The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”

-Oscar Wilde

“One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.”

-Oscar Wilde

“One’s past is what one is. It is the only way by which people should be judged.”

-Oscar Wilde

“One’s real life is so often the life that one does not lead.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Only the shallow know themselves.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result”.

-Oscar Wilde

“Do you really think it is weakness that yields to temptation? I tell you that there are terrible temptations which it requires strength, strength and courage to yield to.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Arguments are to be avoided: they are always vulgar and often convincing.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”

-Oscar Wilde

“As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied.”

-Oscar Wilde

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